Knowing how my life goes I never expect things to go easily. Everything is always farce.
In order to play in The WSOP you need a Total Rewards Players Card. I have one since I played a great deal at The Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland. A while back the casino was sold and became The Jack. Ok. Here is where the fun begins.
I decide to pay the $10k buy-in for the WSOP online. Get it done. After all I already have the flight and room. I go to the site, do all the proper typing and it says my Total Rewards Card is invalid. I spend an hour trying to get it activated to no avail. Frustrated I call the Total Rewards headquarters in Las Vegas. The woman who answered was very upbeat but asked why I let it lapse. I explained the casino was sold. She said, no problem. All I had to do was go to another casino that used Total Rewards. I asked where the closest one was and she said, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey. I explained that the closest was six and a half hours away, one way. She said there was one in Canada too. Of course, I don’t have a passport.
Frustrated I asked to speak to her supervisor. An even more upbeat woman asked why I let my card become invalid and then repeated what I’d been told. I eventually gave up.
So, I can take an entire day driving to and from another state to get my card validated or I can wait until I get to Las Vegas. Who knows what I will do.